Science Books for Science Nerds #578
December 08, 2020
Once again we've brought back Joanne Manaster and John Dupuis to reflect on their 2020 reading lists, and to highlight their favourite reads. So grab a coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or other cosy beverage of your choice, pull up our companion blog post with the full book list with links, and settle in for our annual episode that is sure to add new books to your reading list.
Charities mentioned in this episode:
- National Low Income Housing Coalition (USA)
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society (USA)
- Equal Justice Initiative (USA)
- Charity Navigator (USA)
- Food Banks Canada
- Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
- Indspire (Canada)
- MacLean's list of Canada's best charities 2020
- The Trussell Trust (UK)
- Shelter (UK)
- Crisis (UK)
- Stand Against Racism and Inequality (UK)
- Charity Commission for England and Wales
- Scottish Charity Regulator
- The Charity Commission for Nothern Ireland
- John Dupuis
- Joanne Manaster
John Dupuis is a scholarly publishing librarian and engineering liaison at the Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University in Toronto. John has a Masters of Library and Information studies degree, and blogs at Confessions of a Science Librarian. His research and professional interests include science books, the future of academic libraries, open access advocacy, scholarly communications in computer science, and Canadian science policy. He can be found online at his blog Confessions of a Science Librarian, where he keeps track of issues in Canadian Science Policy.
Joanne Manaster is a faculty lecturer in biology at the University of Illinois's School of Integrative Biology, and a a science educator and communicator who is also known as @sciencegoddess on Twitter. She is the co-host of the YouTube Live/Google Hangout on Air program, Read Science! where they talk to popular science book authors about their books and the importance of communicating science to the general public.
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